South Korea’s July Consumer Confidence

Following is the table for South Korea’s monthly consumer survey index for July from the Bank of Korea in Seoul.

A reading above 100 indicates optimists outnumber pessimists.

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                                July  June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012
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                                ------------------- Levels -------------------
Composite consumer sentiment     105   105   104   102   104   102   102    99
Current economic situation     
 Living standard                  93    91    91    90    90    89    88    85
 Domestic economy                 82    82    79    74    73    69    67    67
Expectation of economic situation
 Living standard                  99   100    98    97    98    96    96    93
 Domestic economy                 95    97    97    88    93    90    90    85
 Change in interest rates        100    90    84    85    94    90    92    97
 Employment                       92    96    94    90    93    90    91    86
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                                July  June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012
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                                ------------------- Levels -------------------
Consumer spending plans        
 Household income                 99    99    99    99   100    99   101    97
 Spending plans                  105   106   106   105   109   106   107   108
  Durable goods                   90    91    89    88    89    88    89    88
  Clothing                        98    99    98    97    98    95    97   100
  Dining out                      88    88    88    86    87    84    87    87
  Travel                          88    88    86    84    84    81    82    85
  Education                      104   103   102   104   105   106   106   111
  Medical care                   110   111   110   110   111   108   110   115
  Recreation, entertainment       89    88    88    87    87    86    89    91
  Transp, communication          109   108   109   109   112   110   113   114
  Housing                        104   104   105   104   106   105   108   n/a
Expectations of asset valuation
 Present household saving         88    87    87    87    87    86    85    88
 Present household debt          102   103   103   103   102   103   104   104
 Exp. household saving            93    92    93    92    92    92    91    92
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                                July  June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012
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                                ------------------- Levels -------------------
 Exp. household debt              98    99    98    98    98   101   100   103
Expectations of prices         
 Expected price changes          133   132   135   136   138   137   141   141
 Expected housing price          103   110   111   105   101    95    94   n/a
 Expected wage                   118   115   116   114   115   113   115   n/a
 Inflation perceptions           2.9   2.9   3.0   3.2   3.3   3.3   3.4   n/a
 Expected inflation level        2.9   2.8   2.9   3.1   3.2   3.2   3.2   3.1
                                 ------- Level change from prior period ------
Composite consumer sentiment       0     1     2    -2     2     0     3    -1
Current economic situation     
 Living standard                   2     0     1     0     1     1     3    -2
 Domestic economy                  0     3     5     1     4     2     0    -1
Expectation of economic situation
 Living standard                  -1     2     1    -1     2     0     3    -2
 Domestic economy                 -2     0     9    -5     3     0     5     4
 Change in interest rates         10     6    -1    -9     4    -2    -5     1
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                                July  June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012
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                                 ------- Level change from prior period ------
 Employment                       -4     2     4    -3     3    -1     5     4
Consumer spending plans        
 Household income                  0     0     0    -1     1    -2     4    -1
 Spending plans                   -1     0     1    -4     3    -1    -1     0
  Durable goods                   -1     2     1    -1     1    -1     1     0
  Clothing                        -1     1     1    -1     3    -2    -3     0
  Dining out                       0     0     2    -1     3    -3     0    -2
  Travel                           0     2     2     0     3    -1    -3    -1
  Education                        1     1    -2    -1    -1     0    -5     1
  Medical care                    -1     1     0    -1     3    -2    -5     0
  Recreation, entertainment        1     0     1     0     1    -3    -2     0
  Transp, communication            1    -1     0    -3     2    -3    -1     0
  Housing                          0    -1     1    -2     1    -3   n/a   n/a
Expectations of asset valuation
 Present household saving          1     0     0     0     1     1    -3    -4
 Present household debt           -1     0     0     1    -1    -1     0     0
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                                July  June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012
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                                 ------- Level change from prior period ------
 Exp. Household saving             1    -1     1     0     0     1    -1    -1
 Exp. Household debt              -1     1     0     0    -3     1    -3     0
Expectations of prices         
 Expected price changes            1    -3    -1    -2     1    -4     0    -1
 Expected housing price           -7    -1     6     4     6     1   n/a   n/a
 Expected wage                     3    -1     2    -1     2    -2   n/a   n/a
 Inflation perceptions           0.0     0     0     0     0     0   n/a   n/a
 Expected inflation level        0.1  -0.1  -0.2  -0.1   0.0   0.0   0.1  -0.1
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Note: Level change from prior period is calculated by Bloomberg.

SOURCE: Bank of Korea

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